Construction of Training Accommodation Facility - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the construction of a new purpose-built facility to ensure that a modern standard of Training Accommodations is provided for the Junior Non-Commissioned Members undergoing trade/skills and other training at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. The proposed facility will include 482 single occupancy bedrooms, a Dining and Galley to serve up to 700 people, flexible breakout training spaces, administrative areas and minor auxiliary functions (ie, mailroom, coffee outlet, etc.). Project includes the demolition of current 65+ year old accommodation building, Nelles Block. The new facility will incorporate technologies to meet both departmental and federal environmental guidelines, such as LEED's Silver certification and net zero carbon emissions.

Latest update

October 31, 2023— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - October 31, 2023


Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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